A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most devastating injuries you can sustain in an accident.
Unfortunately, a TBI can have many negative effects on your life, from memory and speech issues to reduced motor function, ongoing pain and more. Learn about some of the most common causes of these injuries.
While this may seem unusual, slip and fall accidents can lead to TBIs. In fact, according to the CDC, falls are responsible for around half of all TBI-related hospitalizations.
Motor vehicle accidents
When it comes to TBIs, it should be no surprise that they are common in motor vehicle accidents. If your head collides with something in the vehicle, such as the windshield, steering wheel or dash, it can cause serious bruising and bleeding in your brain.
The potential for ongoing health concerns
The impact of a TBI depends on its severity. These injuries can result in health issues that last just a few days, a few months or for the rest of the person’s life. Someone with a mild TBI may only have symptoms and issues for a few days while someone with a more severe injury may have memory or other issues for years.
Protect your legal rights
If you or someone in your family experiences a TBI caused by someone else’s wrongful or negligent act, you may be able to recover damages. It is best to document the injury by seeking medical treatment and keeping a record of the problems it has caused to protect this right. Knowing your legal options will help ensure the cost of treatment is covered.